Web-based consumer health information: public access, digital division, and remainders.

@article{Lorence2006WebbasedCH,
  title={Web-based consumer health information: public access, digital division, and remainders.},
  author={Daniel P. Lorence and Heeyoung Park},
  journal={MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={4}
}
Public access Internet portals and decreasing costs of personal computers have created a growing consensus that unequal access to information, or a "digital divide," has largely disappeared for US consumers. A series of technology initiatives in the late 1990s were believed to have largely eliminated the divide. For healthcare patients, access to information is an essential part of the consumer-centric framework outlined in the recently proposed national health information initiative. Data from… CONTINUE READING

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